Jack Dunker, Owner
315 Forman Lane,  Belknap, IL  62908
Voice/Fax 618.658.2274


Click below to check out the new additions to the Boondocks Cabin!

Wineaux's Restaurant

Open on Fridays 4:30 to 9:00

Saturdays 12:00 to 9:00

Sundays 12:00 to 5:00

Cache River Basin Vineyard &Winery

Open Monday - Thursday 10 to 6

Open on Fri & Sat 10 to 9

Open Sunday 12 to 5

Boondocks Cabins


The musical group
Mixed Company

will again appear at
Cache River Basis Vineyard & Winery
on the following dates  for 2015

Feb  28th

March 14th, 21st, 28th

April 4, 25th

May 2, 9, 23rd

June  6, 13, 27

July 18 , 25

August 1, 15, 22

September 5, 12, 19

October 3, 10, 17

November 14, 21, 28

December 5

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Announcements for September

Saturday, September 5

Wineaux's Restaurant will be closed :     from 3:30 until 9:00 for the Vienna High School Class of 1975 reunion

Wineaux's Restaurant will be open on Saturday September 19 from 5:00 pm on to close.


Join us for a video taping for an advertisement for Channel 3 of Mario



n on Friday, August 14 at 1:00 pm.



Our cabin is located at the edge of our woods.  It's quiet, comfortable, and private.  We think you will enjoy your stay here.  Enjoy the restaurant while you are there.

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Wineaux's Restaurant is open again on
Sundays from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Join us!

Special Dates for 2015

February 14, Saturday  Valentines Day Special, music will be  Mixed Company.

March 20, we will celebrate St Patrick's Day    Corned Beef and Cabbage

April 3, Good Friday    Catfish, Red Snapper, Orange Roughy

April 5, Easter Sunday 

May 10, Sunday, Mother's Day

May 25, Monday Memorial Day   not opened

June 14, Sa  turday, Flag Day  special dessert

June 21, Sunday, Father's Day

Ribs will be the special for this day prepared by Bronson Biggerstaff.   12:00 until 6:00.   Bring dad down and enjoy the day with us. 

July 4, Saturday  weekend special of American food.

September 7, Monday,  Labor Day    not opened

October 31, Saturday    Halloween

November 26, Thanksgiving    not opened this year




If you are not on our email list and would like to be on it for announcements, send me an email at  dunker@accessus.net and I'll place you on the list.

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There are no Muder Mystery Dinner Theaters schedule

for 2015 & 2016.

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Meet Judy Neill, from Karnak, Il., who oversees our landscaping at Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery. A truly
 nice person, Judy has been a part-time employee of ours
for two years and is very good at her job.
"We respect her judgment in plants!"

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Wineaux's Restaurant will open back up on Wednesdays starting

Wednesday May 6 at 4:30

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Stevens Aircraft Solutions


Coming soon!!!

Take a helicopter and tour the wine trail.  Call Jamie Stevens about the details.


We will soon be constructing a helipad for the helicopter.  Call us (or Jamie) for details.



Cyclists !

Park your car in our lot and ride the beautiful Tunnel Hill State Trail.  (We are only about 500 yards from the trail! )  On your  return, come in and dine at Wineaux's Restaurant or spend the night in the Boondocks cabin, refreshing yourself for another great ride in the morning.
It would make a great weekend!

Click HERE for more information on the

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Harvest time is in full swing as we are
finishing up the Vignoles grape.  The
Chardonel will probably be next.

Want to Help?
Call us for details.


Notes from JACK

Situated in the rolling hills of beautiful Southern Illinois, Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery provides for its patrons a selection of outstanding Southern Illinois fine wines, produced on site, a fine dining experience in Wineaux's Restaurant and clean, comfortable cabins (Boondocks Cabins) for that week-end get-away.

Easily accessible from Interstate-24, you will find a beautiful setting where you can wine and dine, relax or become involved in the special events that frequently occur at the winery and restaurant.
Directions to CRB Winery 

Call us for further information.

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Cache River Basin & Winery along with Wineaux's Restaurant offers a complete package to brides and grooms.  The wedding, reception, and even a cabin to spend the night in after a long day.  We now carry a Sephra Chocolate Fountain for the reception.  Call us or better yet, stop by and see what we have...

...and enhance your special day with a walk through our new Bridal Walk
(under construction)

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Another View...

A Reminder...

Our "lighting the wine bottle shaped pond" project is now completed.  We placed 105 LED lights around the pond and it certainly gives it a nice glow.  Come and check it out. 

On the right side of this page, you can
see a picture of the lighted wine bottle shaped pond.

Other construction projects include a machinery shed off our barn for equipment, a Pagoda at the end of the pond and, last, a second cabin.  We have a lot of "stuff" on our plate.  Come on down and see us.


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Boondocks Cabins

    The first Boondocks Cabin is now ready to rent,  Call me at 618-658-2274 for information and details,

.  Click HERE to see pictures of the completed cabin.  We think you will like what you see.

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Night Life at Wineaux's

This picture, captured from a night-flight in a small plane (notice the wing strut in the left-side of the picture), shows the lighted wine bottle shaped pond located in front of Wineaux's Restaurant on the grounds of the Cache River Basin Winery. Come on down, enjoy a meal at Wineaux's and see the pond for yourself.  You can compare this picture with the one in the center of the page to see exactly where the pond is located. 

(For a better view of the picture, right-click on the picture and select "View Image")

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Copyright CRB Winery 2013